Early Infection as a Predictor of Mortality Associated with Fusiform Rust of Southern Pines
Abstract:In loblolly and slash pine (Pinus taeda L., P. elliottii var. elliottii Engelm.) provenance plantations observed for 10 to 20 years, stem infections (Cronartium fusiforme Hedgc. & Hunt ex Cumm.) of living trees increased slowly at first, then more rapidly, and finally peaked about 10 years after planting. Rust-associated mortality lagged behind but closely paralleled stem infection. Stem infection 5 years after planting proved a reliable predictor of rust-associated mortality at 10 years. Predictive equations are given for slash pine and for susceptible and resistant loblolly seed sources.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Manager, Western Forest Research Center, International Paper Company, Longview, Washington
Publication date: 1978-01-01
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